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Tuesday Morning, March 28, 1865.
Reported Successes. . !
The Charlotte Carolinian, of the 23d, re?
ports a third success of Gen. Johnston, and this
time a decided victory over Sherman. HY is
said, on Monday, the 29th, to have attacked
the enemy in front and. flank, and, after a"
bloody battle, to have driven him from the
field, capturing several thousand prisoners,
with seventy two pieces of artillery. The*
Yankees are stated to be completely demoral?
ized and in full flight. Sherman is described
as doubla-qni?king, in seven-leagued boots, seed?
ing a new base somewhat nearer to the coast.
His ammunition is aiso sa;d lo be exhausted.
Reports to the same eliect ara also brought in
by recent wayfarers, who gather them from
bulletin boards and from other mouths. Among
other reports is one lo the eliect thr.t Johnston
has despatched to .Salisbury, N. C., to have
- preparations made for the safe-keeping o:
5,000 prisoners. We shall look with hope to
the confirmation of these rumors. They may
be true or not. But it ha^ been observed, as
curious, that, ia all neriod*, great events have
' been thus anticipated, in th issahds of cases, by
foreshadowing instincts in ide popular mind
The faculty of the Seer becomes quickened ard
made general, as it were, iu those strong and
exciting periods which kindle the souls of
men into a keener consciousness, and lift them
into a clearer atmosphere; wh e the vision,
becomes of vronderiulfy extended range-ftever
ccming the heights of tko impassable, cver
strewiug the bulwarks of the impossible, and
?eaping, tbongh for a moment only, something
of the prescience of the infinite! Let U3 hope,
?f we do not fully believe-assured, at all
events, that if ever eur sons should be nerved
to superhuman"-nay, angelic-effort in the
cause of their afflicted race, country and kin?
dred, it must Le now-now, while their beloved
ones aita-iuong their ruined homes, in mourning
over the wrecks of a thousand hopes and bless?
HAMPTON SKD KIU?ATRICX.-wl^ see it stated
in oe? of our exchadges that Hampton, in his
recent orersiaugh of Kilpatrick, uot ouly cap?
tured 4bQ .of the enemy, but. released 187 of
.ur Confed-.rates, who were prisoners in his
Watchman, what of the Night?
The clouds seem to be breaking away. All's
bright in the natural world. Oed still reigns
above, and we trust thal his restoration to
sway over all below will be soon felt by all as
a divine and redeeming presence-bringing
bec' ' ealing to all human hearts. The
sprint fers graciously and gratefully upon
the sec Amidst tba wreck of human works
and stacks of begrimed chimneys aud orum
b'ing walls, the young green of tender leaves
and smiling blossoms adorn even the rents of
ruia with the charms of beauty; and in beauty
is (taint and sunshine, and light and hope, and
our fa:t!i should ?row warm and full bosomed
under these auspices af life ai?dloveliness. Nor
are we without signs of similar promise in the
aspects the moral world. If the strife still
continues, k. exhibits no longer those unequal
arrara of power, ii.winch wc felt humiliation
and feared disaster. General Jonuston has
begun admirably the work which assures us
that the tide of battle wili be rolled hack upon
thc ca.any's columns, ;.s thc billows, recoiling
from the rocks, arc rolled back upon the
abysses f.-oru whence their black masses have
emerged. There is a beering influence in the
atmosphere about ns-; and our instincts, half
prophetical, leaa aj to la:ge and confident ex
pectatioas of coming sucsesses, which are to
crown oar arms w ith triump h aud conduct us
out of-our ruins into independence and a new
and auspicious ?ra. Let us nave faith in
God's mercy-believe that his anger it about to
Le --.fayed-that, his bow of premise is already
ia the cloud-and, rising fcH-aoaled anj strong
hearted to dur duties-er.-.ting aside'the thralls
"f that de000" of supineness tad self which
iiave so long au'odue-1 thc spirits an? curbed the
honest passions of so many-let us now, all,
with a long pull, a strong pail and a pull alto?
gether, emancipate ?and and people from the
folds of that boa, mere remorseless than the
Hydra, which has covered- ns with its slaver,
poisoned us with its venom, and sought, with
such fiendish pertinacity, to devour us with
its greed and hate. "Once mera unto the
breach, brave boys; once morel" Into the fight
like young tigers, having the boar spear of the
hunter at your throats! Your prayers, mothers,
sisters, daughters, for the brave youth who are
fighting for your deliverance.
Broadcloth is heidi? Augusta at $2,000 a yard
III' ! . ? ? i ' ?
In our haste to give tlie news from the army,
in our last paper, and, copying from a'very ?in?
perfect manuscript, we suffered sevmal errors
to escape us, especially in our reporj of iii?
casualties occurring in the late battles of John
ston with Sherman. We. regret tiles-' errors
very much, and are pleased now to correct
them. It gives us great sat intact ion'to report
that Cot. Wm. Butler was nat killed, but was
! only slightly wounded in the back. We des'g-,
nated Colonel Alfred Rhett as a Brigadier,
which, it stems, he is nat-the President being
slow, in the case of this .gentleman, to recog?
nize those claims which perhaps no one besides'
iiimself will question. We must ali? supply
; two omissions, in the case of Lieut. Bf. Horl
j beck, of the infantry, who wa* wounded in the
eye, aud of Lieut. Frost, also wounded. In our
j mention of numbers; we erred in putting ocr
? brigade of regulars at G.SOO-'-it shenld have
I been 1,200 only; and the noble First Regiment
j of Artillery was erroneously called the 19th.
I Our readers will please Rote these corrections. .
Gallantly of our Soldier a.
It is believed"that no more admirable fight?
ing, coolness, pluck and general conduct were
ever thown bj- soldiers than by our little bandi
of heroes wha foughfcthe enemy at'AveryboroJ
j N. C., ou the 16th instant. The losses of theJ
enem}', as reported by prisoners in our hands,
j are slated to reach from 3,500 to 8,800 men.
Ours, on the other hand, it is understood, will
not exceed 5i)0. Our severest loss seems to
! have been in officers, their number being greatly!
disproportion, m excess, to that among their
Slaves in our Army.
The minority report in our House of Repre?
sentatives, (Congress, ) in respect to the employ?
ment of slaves in onr armies, is ?ne of imposing
argument, frar.kly and simply staUd, and
arrays forcibly'most of the aumerous objection!
against the proposed measure. It is probably
from the pen of W. Porcher Miles, whose sig- j
nature leads those of tho five members by whom
it is made.
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OMISSIONS AND COURECTIOWS.--We rna'te th? :
following corrrections in pur list of the stif?
feners by the fire: C. H. Bird, instead of J. ?5
Bird; Thomas instead of W. Thackham; the oc?
cupants of 8. S. McCully's house were B. i
Whildan and F. Lanneau and,their families.